Beautiful manor house with a gite and heated swimming pool set in a magnificent 8 acres of grounds in a stunning setting in the heart of Charente Maritime.
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Expect to fall in love with this elegant nine bedroomed estate providing a perfect opportunity to have a successful chambre d’hote and gite business in a tranquil setting. Or perhaps you would like it to be a family home with a gite for friends to stay.
Located 5km from the large village of Beauvais Sur Matha and local commerces, English speaking doctor and schools. Only 30 km from the famous historic town of Cognac, 80km from the sandy beaches of the Atlantic ,40km to Angouleme (TGV to Paris in 2hrs) 100km to airports of la Rochelle and 130 km to International Airport of Bordeaux.
Enter the property through double gates leading to a parking area for several cars and a collection of outbuildings. Beyond this to the house, pool and gardens.
GROUND FLOOR ...
Entrance Hall: 14m² with doors to the salon and dining room and a spectacular staircase rising to all levels of the house. Salon: 37m² A lovely light room with limestone tiled floor and with windows to the front and rear of the property. There is a wood burning stove in a traditional stone fireplace. Dining room: 27.6m² entered from the hallway with a door through to the kitchen. Kitchen: 31m² contains everything you would expect from a well-equipped kitchen with a wood burner in a fireplace and doors to the front and rear
From the kitchen is access to the apartment annexe and the downstairs bedroom and bathroom suite
Bedroom: 19m² The garden suite has a small entrance hall, a beautiful bedroom with windows and a door out to the garden, a dressing area, bathroom with WC.
The apartment is accessed from a staircase from the kitchen and has a large living area, 3 bedrooms and family bathroom with WC. This is perfect for letting or as owner’s accommodation.
Bedroom Two: 24m² with wooden floors and views of the front garden. En suite bathroom. Bedroom Three: 18m² with a private bathroom and views over the gardens. Bedroom Four: 12m² with en suite bathroom and views of the swimming pool and meadow.
Accessed from the wonderful staircase. Two large rooms with A-Frame beams ready to create two further bedroom suites with ample space for bathrooms too.
Next to the house, is the gîte (85m²) with a large open plan reception room with a kitchen, living area and dining table. There is a private terrace for sunbathing, relaxing and outdoor dining with fabulous views of the meadows and the countryside. On the first floor of the gîte are two large bedrooms with exposed stone walls and beams. Both bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms.
Barn ONE : 250m²
Barn TWO: 150 m² Magnificent building which has been used as a wedding venue – please enquire for additional photographs.
There are further outbuildings currently used for storage and workshops. There is also covered parking.
There is provisional planning agreement for an additional house to be built withh pool
There is a large garden and orchard at the front of the house with lots of quiet areas to read a book and take a quiet nap in the sunshine or shade. To the rear of the property there is a large terrace large enough to accommodate dining for a large group of friends and family easily. There are steps down from the terrace to the 12m x 6m heated swimming pool and separate spa tub. The grounds are planted with mature trees, fragrant plants and shrubs offering quiet shady spots throughout the property.
Beyond the garden there is a paddock and meadow of 2 hectares (5 acres).
Heated Swimming Pool 12 x 6m.
For those wishing to run this delightful estate as a business, it is proven to be a successful Chambre d'hôtes and Gîte accommodation and was recently voted the Best French Bed and Breakfast by Sawdays customers. There has been a turnover of 60,000 euros per year; and, in addition, it also benefits from 3000 euros a year from the solar panels.